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North West eLearning Presentation

This is the presentation I am doing for the North West eLearning Conference (Thurs. 4:00 PM, Olympia Room). Great conference so far – as usual! All resources are linked. Email me at consult@geoffcain.com if you have any questions or would … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: CSU’s QOLT

I have used the California State University’s Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) rubric to evaluate courses as well as its ancestor, the CSU Chico rubric. This is the two-page version of the QOLT rubric. I have seen this rubric … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: OCAT and Peer Assessment Process

The Coulter Faculty Center eLearning Faculty Fellows at Western Carolina University¬†developed the “Online Course Assessment Tool and Peer Assessment Process” or “OCAT.” This is essentially a checklist style rubric designed to provide peer feedback on the design of their online … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: CMU’s Quality Assurance Checklist

In my look at online course rubrics, I want to include Central Michigan University’s Quality Assurance Checklist¬†from their Center for Instructional Design (CID) because it is typical of what most colleges who do have a rubric usually have. There is … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: Quality Matters

I have a lot of experience with this rubric as a teacher, instructional designer, and administrator. I have worked with the Quality Matters rubric in some form or another since the early 2000’s. I was certified as a reviewer through … Continue reading

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Start-Up Weekend Education: Coming to Seattle and a Classroom Near You!

Start-Up Weekend Education Seattle 2016 is coming Nov. 18-20 at the Seattle Library. It is sponsored by the Seattle Library Foundation – which kind of figures because so much innovation in education has been coming out of libraries. I was … Continue reading

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Edu Tech Time Machine

This should be filed under “the-more-things-change-the-more-they-remain-the-same” if I had such a file. I was waiting in the library for a faculty member to return from a meeting the other day and I took off the shelf the Jan. 1960 copy … Continue reading

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CSU Summer Institute: on usefulness and benefit

Eleven Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the … Continue reading

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It’s not what you think, its what you feel…

…and darling, you feel marvelous, or inspired, or funny, or persuasive, or jaw-dropping…at least that is how the TED Talks are being promoted on the Apple TV app. TED is entertainment – if you learn something from any of the … Continue reading

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Rubric of Wonder

…and I am perpetually waiting for the fleeing lovers on the Grecian Urn to catch each other up at last and embrace and I am awaiting perpetually and forever awaiting a renaissance of wonder. – “I am Waiting” by Lawrence … Continue reading

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